Middle School Programs
Middle school is a critical time for every student. As children become adolescents, they are faced with unfamiliar insecurities and the choices that come with increased independence. This time is a crucial period to develop wise decision-making habits to begin navigating life toward adulthood.
JA’s middle school programs features a Common Core-aligned curriculum that provides a continuum of learning on college readiness, financial decision-making, and career preparation. Each course incorporates the practice of 21st available to track student learning and attitudes. Century skills that foster student success. Optional pre- and post-tests are
The variety of our offerings allows educators to select the content that best supports their student learning objectives. Each program enables educators and community volunteers to bring the JA curriculum to a single class over the course of five to eight weeks.
JA Middle School Curriculum
JA’s middle school programs help students prepare for their educational and professional future. There are four offerings that can be provided in school or after school.
JA It’s My Future // Exploring opportunities for my success. Practical information about career exploration and workforce preparation.
JA America Works // The history of our country’s success. How business and entrepreneurship affected the United States in the 19th century.
JA Global Marketplace // Success in a world-wide economy. Insight about what make international trade work and how it affects students’ lives.
JA Economics for Success // Smart strategies for personal financial success. An exploration of personal finance, educational opportunities, and career options based on a student’s skills and interests.
JA Middle School Volunteer Experience
JA middle grades program are a wonderful way to foster a mentoring relationship with students over the course of several weeks. Course materials and lessons are provided in a pre-packaged kit that contains all the information and resources a volunteer needs to teach a series of 45-minute lessons.
JA staff will coordinate with the classroom teacher to schedule your visits based on your availability. In-person training is provided prior to the start of the course. While you have autonomy to lead the JA lessons in the classroom, the teacher is always present to assist.
What to Expect
- -In middle school, kids start to become more independent and use reason to a higher degree. Expert to engage the students in discussion and be open to questions.
- -JA curriculum is “plug and play.” Simply show up, open the kit, follow the prompts, and inject your own personality and experience.
Volunteers typically report to the school once a week for five to eight weeks and lead one 45-minute lesson per visit.
Sponsor a JA Middle School Program
Your company can bring the JA middle school curriculum to a school in your community. To sponsor a class, a grade level, or an entire school, contact Kaitlin Bowman at 410-753-3292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.